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John Neff

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John Neff joined the Autoblog team in 2004 and quickly became its part-time lead. Following the purchase of Weblogs, Inc. by AOL in 2005, Neff became the full-time Editor-in-Chief of Autoblog and has since guided the site to become the largest automotive news blog on the internet.

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    Quick Spin: 2013 Chrysler 300C John Varvatos Limited Edition
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    Who is John Varvatos? If you're like me, that's the question you were asking after seeing commercials that advertised a limited-edition model of the Chrysler 300 with this mystery man's name attached. If you're not like me and consider yourself a fashionista even in the slightest, then you ...

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    Official: Winnebago Trend, Travato are first ProMaster-based RVs
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    While Ford has been the dominant supplier of chassis, engines and platforms for the recreational vehicle industry in modern times, its market share has been eroded by the increased availability of new commercial vehicles on the market. In the days of Daimler-Chrysler, the Sprinter was Chrysler's ...

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    By The Numbers: September 2013: Not As Bad As It Looks Edition
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    A Short Month Shows In The Numbers, Ford Still Rises Yes, it's true that the auto industry experienced slower sales in September. However, the deceleration may appear to the casual observer like sales hit a brick wall last month, but they really didn't. Ever wonder why we always include those ...

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    The Autoblog Newsletter wants to see the inside of your inbox
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    Did you sign up for the Autoblog Newsletter yet? Launched last week, our newsletter gets sent daily to your inbox so you don't miss the most popular and interesting posts that appear on Autoblog every day. If you haven't yet, sign up here and join the club. We also want your feedback on the ...

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    Report: Audi mulling producing version of Quattro showcar, just not sure which one [w/poll]
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    Head of design for Audi, Wolfgang Egger, has told Auto Express that a reborn Quattro could enter production, but bosses for the company haven't yet decided whether to base it on the Sport Quattro concept that just debuted at this week's Frankfurt Motor Show or the smaller Quattro concept that was ...

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    Frankfurt: We obsessively covered the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show
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    The 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show has come to a close at last. Well, almost. Expect to see a few more stories out of Germany to trickle in over the next day or so, as we empty our memory cards, take one last look through our notes and order our belongings for the long flight back home. Below you'll ...

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    Frankfurt: VW Golf R gets super serious with near 300 HP [w/video]
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    The VW Golf R has always been a GTI on steroids. But even with a bigger dose of performance-enhancing power than the GTI, every generation of R has left us wanting more. Until now, we think. The fourth generation Golf R, based on the seventh-gen Golf, has officially debuted at the Frankfurt Motor ...

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    Frankfurt: Abarth 595 50th Anniversary Edition is a birthday present worth waiting for [w/video]
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    Props must be paid to the people at Abarth, who could've celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 595 – the model that put this performance brand on the map back in the 1960s – with a special edition appearance package and called it a day. But no, that's not how Abarth does things. ...

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    Sign up for the Autoblog Daily Newsletter!
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    The Autoblog Daily Newsletter is officially open for business. Sign-up here to make sure you don't miss any of the important news, reviews, videos and auto show coverage that appears on Autoblog every day. We'll be distributing the newsletter every morning, five days a week. A little Autoblog in ...

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    Frankfurt: Toyota Yaris Hybrid-R is road-going version of brand's racing technology [w/video]
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    Did you know that the Yaris is Toyota's best-selling vehicle in Europe? That may help explain to us Americans why the car that's lowest on the company's totem poll here in the US got turned into an all-wheel-drive hybrid track monster for the 2013 Frankfurt Monster Show. Called the Toyota Yaris ...

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    Frankfurt: 2014 Volkswagen Golf Sportsvan is a tall order
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    VW is using the Frankfurt Motor Show to trot out a concept version of the next Golf Plus. Dropping the 'Plus' with this next iteration, the compact mini-minvan will henceforth be known as the Golf Sportsvan, and this concept is about as close to production as concepts get. With a length that ...

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    Frankfurt: 2014 Nissan X-Trail is the Rogue's identical twin [w/video]
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    Up until now, the Rogue and X-Trail were two different compact crossovers that competed in the same segment for Nissan, except one was sold only in the US and the other Europe. So why, Nissan asked, aren't they exactly the same? Thus, with today's reveal of the redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue, our ...

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    Frankfurt: 2015 Audi A8 rises to meet the challenge [w/video]
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    It's turnover time in the extra large premium sedan segment. With Mercedes having stuffed HAL 9000 in its new S-Class, other luxury marques are quickly updating their own super sleds to keep up with this persistent march of technology. While far from a full redesign, the Audi A8 has changed ...

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    Frankfurt: Watch Jaguar reveal the C-X17 Concept live, right now!
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    Jaguar is set to reveal the C-X17 concept crossover in just a few short moments. The show starts at 11:00 AM EST, which is supper time in Frankfurt where the reveal is taking place. It's almost lunch time here on the East Coast of the US, so enjoy your sammy and a bag of chips while you sit back ...

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    By The Numbers: August 2013: Sizzling Summer Edition
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    Honda, Toyota And Nissan Make Big Gains, Domestics Not Far Off The summer sales season came to a close last month with all of the major auto companies we follow posting double-digit sales increases in August. Smaller companies with multiple brands like Jaguar-Land Rover, which was up a ...

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    ETC: London skyscraper caught melting cars
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    A new skyscraper under construction in London is apparently to blame for some mysteriously melting car parts on the city's surrounding streets. The 37-story building at 20 Fenchurch Street, nicknamed the "Walkie Talkie" for how it looks, features a convex side of glass windows that apparently ...

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    New Jersey rejects 'ATHEIST' vanity plate for being offensive
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    Every state has different rules governing what can and can't be displayed on vanity license plates. Not only do they vary, but many are vague about what combinations of letters and/or numbers are acceptable, which forces the state to determine acceptability on a case-by-case basis. Remember the ...

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    Official: Infiniti releases first image of premium compact Q30 Concept
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    Behold, the Q30 Concept. Slated for a worldwide debut in Germany next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show, this concept previews a new entry-level premium compact that Infiniti hopes will attract younger buyers to the brand, as well as give it a competitor in a burgeoning new class that's quickly ...

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    Review: 2013 Buick Encore
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    Ignored On Arrival, But Coming On Strong An image exists out there that perfectly conveys the fate we thought would befall the Buick Encore after its world debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. The shot shows the just-unveiled Encore on stage, basking in the glow of spotlights but surrounded by a ...

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    Motorsports: Viper GTS-R earns first ALMS victory in modern era
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    The last time a factory-backed Viper won a race in the American Le Mans Series was 2000, a season that the then-dominant Viper would've swept entirely had it not lost two of those ten races to the Corvette team. It was fitting, then, that 13 years later, Marc Goossens drove his No. 91 SRT Viper ...

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